Green IT/Sustainability for Data Centers
Beyond Green: What the Next-Generation Sustainable Data Center Will Look Like
According to Gartner, data centers would be the fifth largest consumer of energy in the world if they were a country. By increasing efficiency and driving the adoption of renewables, the industry can make a huge difference and demonstrate how green business is good business. This Leaders Lab will examine case studies of data centers utilizing power sources from clean, green sources such as wind, solar, hydro, and geothermal and the benefits achieved. Participants will also explore various energy reduction strategies such as modernization planning for legacy equipment, low carbon footprint installations, space optimization, as well as how to justify the investment in green initiatives to key stakeholders.
Lab Advisor and Featured Speaker
Mark Monroe, President, Energetic Consulting
Mark Monroe is the Executive Director of the Infrastructure Masons. Mark is an expert in large company corporate sustainability, data center efficiency, and Information Technology systems and management. He is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt, with a focus on change acceleration in corporate settings. Mark served as a director of The Green Grid and the Center for ReSource Conservation in Boulder, CO. As a founding sponsor of the University of Colorado's Renewable And Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI), Mark lead programs supporting the New Energy economy in Colorado and around the U.S. He has a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering with a focus on solar energy.
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